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Woman Arrested After Car Accident

A twenty-five year old Cumberland resident was arrested, following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hill Top Drive and Prince George’s Street Monday afternoon. Kara Noel Baker of Elwood Street ran a stop sign there, and hit the other car. Ms. Baker had stated she had no identification with her, and acknowledged the accident was her fault. It was discovered she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Her purse and vehicle were searched and a hypodermic syringe and spoon were discovered. She faces numerous charges and was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $45,000 bond.

 

Frostburg Homes Target of Thieves

Six vacant homes in the Frostburg area have been heavily damaged, as a suspect or suspects have removed copper piping. Houses on Center Street, East Main and West Main were targeted, and thousands of dollars in damage has been done. The Frostburg Police are warning landlords to regularly check on their properties to guard against such thefts. Residents are also asked to report any suspicious activity to police.

 

Westernport Woman Arrested on Burglary Charge

Westernport resident Amanda Jones has been charged with fourth-degree burglary, following an incident over the weekend. She allegedly entered a residence at 313 Hammond Street, through a window. A subsequent investigation led to her arrest. She was held on $3,000 bond, following a hearing in District Court.

 

Man Arrested After Store Robbery

Twenty-year old Moorefield resident Pabon Christian Toledo was arrested shortly after allegedly robbing the El Palomo Grocery store on North Main Street over this past weekend. He was arrested at a Clay Street residence in Moorefield. Toledo allegedly robbed the victim while displaying a long-bladed knife, receiving about $200. He remains jailed in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

 

Rape Reported in Hancock

A woman, who was walking her dog in Hancock, was reportedly raped Monday night. The incident happened in the area of Canal Street between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m. The victim reported that the assailant was a man in his mid-20’s, and was wearing glasses. Anyone with any information is asked to call (240)-313-2185.

 

Secretary Urges Larger Juvenile Facilities

The state’s juvenile services secretary would like to expand the size of privately run residential facilities for young offenders. Sam Abed says there is currently a shortage of beds. There are long-term plans to build a 48-bed facility in the Baltimore region, and expansion of existing private facilities would be subject to public review.

 

“Stink Bugs” Still Prevalent in the State

Although many people are not seeing them in quite the numbers as last summer and fall, the so-called “stink bugs” are still around, and may be getting ready to attack gardens and orchards in the region. Many orchardists are expecting to see them feed on fruits, and advise spraying insecticide and other pest controls to try to stop them before they do much damage.

 

Epinephrine Now Required in All Maryland Schools

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a bill into law that requires all Maryland schools to maintain an emergency supply of epinephrine in order to respond to a growing trend of severe allergic reactions among school-aged children. The bill would also give schools the authority to administer the hormone in cases of severe allergic reactions. Nurses and other school personnel will be trained in how to administer dosages of epinephrine. 



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